Everyone loves keepsakes and mementos from special trips or events. People will take home napkins, matchbooks, posters, anything with the name of the event and or even people from the event. The problem with most of these keepsakes is they lose their appeal not to long after and go to die in a dusty corner of the closet or out to the trash during the next cleaning phase. Read more →
Take a look at some of the recent weddings I have been privileged to officiate. The Outer Banks has some of the most beautiful locations to be found anywhere, as you can see below!
Many children dream of that day, far in the future, when they will walk down the aisle with that special someone. And approximately zero of these dreams involve sparsely populated rec rooms with a tiny MP3 player functioning as the DJ and a part-time bartender officiating. No, the wedding dreams of youth spare no expense. They are filled with bright colors, throngs of guests, lavish cakes and overall opulence. Unfortunately, dreams of a royal wedding don’t comport with reality for many of us average folks. Read more →
For a courtship to be considered a true success, there is only one logical destination: matrimony. And for any relationship to lead to this most coveted of ceremonies, a number of things must go right. The couple in question must be emotionally compatible and share similar interests, they should have similar life goals, want the same things, etc, etc. Read more →
This year, wedding dresses hit the runways in shades of vibrant red, dreamy blues, dramatic burgundy, elegant taupe, girly pink and glamorous gold, bringing with them a beautiful new trend in wedding dresses… color! The timeless shades of white, off-white and ivory are still available for the more conservative, classic-loving ladies, but if you have always dreamed Read more →
Wedding bands deserve more options than the old-fashioned silver-and-gold, gem-set styles. Fortunately, artisans around the world have been creating exciting wedding band alternatives for both men and women, rings that have an extra dose of character and creativity for people who want their rings to be an expression as well as a marriage accessory. Read more →